Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre Program
Katya Stanislavskaya is a musical director, composer, lyricist and educator. In New York City, she has served as a musical director for Transport Group, Prospect Theater, 54 Below, Laurie Beechman Theater, and New York Musical Theater Festival. Her regional credits include shows at Arden Theater, Prince Theater, Society Hill Playhouse, and Act II Playhouse (Philadelphia), and Barrington Stage (Massachusetts),
Katya's original musical theater pieces and cabaret songs have been performed in New York at venues such as Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Merkin Hall, 54 Below, Ars Nova, and York Theater. Katya is a member of the Advanced BMI Lehmann Engel Musical Theater Workshop, where she received the 2014 Harrington Award for creative achievement in musical theater. Other honors include the 2014 Dramatist Guild Fellowship, 2013 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, 2011 MacDowell Artist Colony residency, and the inaugural Audrey Residency at The New Georges.
Before coming to WCU, Katya served as a musical director and pianist at New York University, Temple University, Westminster Choir College, and the University of the Arts. She was commissioned to create original pieces for musical theater students at NYU-Steinhardt, University of California-Irvine, and Playwrights Horizons Theater School.